Huot, Grand'Maison and Tildesley Shine for Canada at Swimming Meet
May 28, 2007 - Berlin, Germany - Donovan Tildesley of Vancouver and Benoit Huot and Valerie Grand’Maison, both Montreal, earned two first place finishes in their respective categories on Saturday at the German International Championships for swimmers with a disability.
All three Canadians posted their victories in their respective 100-metre
freestyle and 200-metre
"I like the fact that I went out and raced despite feeling fatigued
from all the training and still
Grand’Maison is having a great week which includes world record performances in the 400 IM and 200 freestyle in the S13 class for visually impaired on Thursday and Friday.
"I never expected to do this well," said Grand’Maison, Canada’s most successful swimmer at the world championships last year with five gold, a silver and a bronze. "Even today in the 100 free I had my third fastest time ever. I’m working a lot on my strength in the water and trying to have even splits."
Other Canadians with first place finishes in their classes were Chelsey
Gotell of Antigonish, N.S.,
Darda Geiger of London added a third place in her 100 freestyle with
a fifth place in her 200 IM.
Competition ends Sunday.
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